Monthly Archives: July 2020
Although weight is usually associated with our physical health, with measurements such as BMI, body fat percentage and terms such as overweight and underweight, there is also a less-explored connection between bodyweight and mental health.
Weighing patients using a wheelchair scale is a common solution if the individual has limited mobility. Depending on the size of the patient, and how limited their mobility is, this can be an involved task, requiring time a lot of time and patience.
It can also be a stressful process, too, as well as uncomfortable, with a risk of back injury and hip fractures.
Last year we discovered that 54% of pet owners don’t weigh their pet at home. Moreso, 47% of those surveyed only weigh their pets annually at the vets. Then lockdown struck.
Weighing your pets is now harder than ever and it’s reflected in the pet obesity rate. According to Wakefield Research, 33% of pets have gained weight during lockdown with 40% of respondents confessing they’ve been feeding their pet more snacks and treats while at home.
Body fat percentage is a measurement of the total fat mass in your body and is used to determine how much of your total body weight is made up of body fat. To calculate your body fat percentage, you first need to assess the weight of your fat and the weight of your total body.
The body fat percentage of an active athlete is often lower than the average person. Typically, male athletes will have between 6-13% body fat, and female athletes will have 14-20% body fat.
A BIA scale is an essential piece of equipment for any professional gym. Capable of providing comprehensive readings with high accuracy, they allow gym members to analyse their body health in detail and adapt their workout regimen based on the results.
The Charder MA601 Advanced Body Composition Analyser is available to order from this week. In this blog post, we take a look at several key benefits this scale provides for both gyms and gym members.